Having so far failed to duplicate his outstanding 2011-12, Brian Elliott will get another chance to end his woes at the start of the St. Louis Blues' longest trip this season.
Expected to play for the first time in almost three weeks, the goaltender will try to snap a personal five-game skid Sunday while helping St. Louis extend its road point streak and recent dominance of the Dallas Stars.
After an undistinguished start to his NHL career, Elliott shined last season with a league-best 1.56 goals-against average and 23 wins in 38 appearances. He also helped lead the Blues to their first Central Division title since 1999-2000 and their first playoff series victory in a decade.
Elliott is 3-5-1 with a 3.57 GAA this season and 0-4-1 with a 4.67 GAA since the beginning of February. He's sat the past eight games as Jake Allen and Jaroslav Halak have taken turns in net.
Coach Ken Hitchcock is set to give Elliott his first start since Feb. 11, in the first of his team's five straight r...